March 25, 2021

Wellness Centers Encourage Inner Harmony and Serenity

Wellness centers embodying tranquil environments, cleansing waters, and natural materials encourage inner harmony and serenity.

Terme di Saturnia by THDP. Photography by Giorgio Baroni. 

Firm: THDP

Project: Terme di Saturnia, Italy

Standout: On the eve of this renowned resort complex’s 101st anniversary, the restoration centered on colors and materials derived from the dramatic natural surroundings, from reception’s waterfall-like ethereal hues to the 132 guest rooms, their saturated tones evoking the thermal spring’s muds and waters.

Sensasia Stories Spa by Roar. Photography by The Oculis Project.

Firm: Roar

Project: Sensasia Stories Spa, Dubai, UAE

Standout: To take guests on a journey of total body wellness via Asian sensibilities, the architecture of Thailand, Bali, and Vietnam inspired such details as a courtyard rock garden with a custom arched canopy, a moody basalt-lined plunge bath, and a restrained yet warm palette of granite, rose gold–finished stainless steel, and wooden tones.

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Mineralbad Berg by 4a Architekten. Photography by Uwe Ditz. 

Firm: 4a Architekten

Project: Mineralbad Berg,
Stuttgart, Germany

Standout: The four-year-long expansion of the city’s oldest mineral spa, some elements
dating to 1856, encompasses a 22,000-square-foot addition, the renovation of the main bathing hall with an acoustics-enhancing silver-fir ceiling and a tiled feature wall by Matthias Kohlmann, and the display of one of the site’s original copper bathtubs, newly gilded by Bernd Höger.

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